CAITLIN JOHNSTONE: “Truly Knowing vs. Marinating In It”

“Someone who truly knows something will be able to tell you clearly and concisely what they know and how they know it.  Someone who just feels they know something will bloviate about how much more they know than you and how much more research you need to do to know what they know.  It’s easy to marinate in certain echo chambers for so long that you come away feeling like you know certain things to be true, without being able to clearly and concisely say what you know and how you know it.  Religion works the same way. That’s not learning, it’s indoctrination.  This happens everywhere from economics to Russiagate to QAnon.  People pretend they know something but get flustered when you ask them to say clearly and concisely what they know and how they know it.  They end up giving you a bunch of homework saying ‘Well you need to read/watch X Y and Z to understand,’ which is really just another way of saying ‘Well you kinda have to marinate in it.’  They don’t know.”

~Caitlin Johnstone

 

~via Yankee McYeehaw: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

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